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Identify four different types of popular software application packages used in HRM and describe their features and how they can prove of benefit to the department/business.

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  • Submitted: 22/12/2003
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AS and A Level ICT in Business

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Question 1

A Human Resource and Management (HRM) department or business with which you are familiar feels that it needs to consider using computers for the first time but it has little idea about the application packages available, their relevance to its HRM services/business and what benefits they might bring.

Identify four different types of popular software application packages used in HRM and describe their features and how they can prove of benefit to the department/business.

There are many different computer solutions available to businesses today allowing a bespoke package or packages for each business and its area of specialisation. There are, however, four software application packages that I would recommend to the HRM department. I shall list each of these separately along with their features and the benefits they will bring to your HRM department. All of the packages compliment one another and are designed to work alongside each other for the ease of the user, as well as the administrator. The packages are components of MS Office 2000.

1. MS Word 2000

This is the equivalent of a word processor or a typewriter. Currently, your HRM department has a traditional typing pool

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